Offering researchers a vast collection of authoritative content, the Primo Central Index is exceptional in its focus on material specifically for the scholarly community.
The Primo Central index is a mega-aggregation of hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources of global and regional importance. These include journal articles, e-books, reviews, legal documents and more that are harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators, and from open-access repositories. Ex Libris works with the world’s leading providers of global and regional information to benefit its customer community. The Primo Central index fully exploits the richness of the underlying data to facilitate fast and easy search.
Add your Institutional Repository to Primo!
Boost the visibility of your researchers' content by indexing your institutional repository in Primo Central. Click here to register.
Please note the following requirements:
- Content should be of scholarly interest
- Content should contain sufficient metadata using standard formats such as Dublin Core or MODS.
- Initially we will be focusing on OAI-PMH as the harvesting method
Provided by Ex Libris as a cloud service, the Primo Central index seamlessly integrates into a library’s information environment. Libraries benefit from the global and comprehensive nature of the mega-aggregation of the Primo Central index, yet can define the scope of materials relevant to their users and determine the way results are presented.
A Comprehensive Discovery and Delivery Solution
The Primo Central Index is offered as an integral part of the Primo Discovery and Delivery solution, which allows library users to enjoy the full benefit of a one-stop service for their research needs. Through a single search box, users can now search across the full breadth of content from the library’s collection, exploring the library’s locally-managed collections, along with the global and regional resources from the Primo Central index. Primo presents the results in a single, relevant-ranked list from which users can access items of interest.
Close collaboration with publishers -- the key to maintaining data quality
The Ex Libris publisher-relations team works closely with publishers and aggregators to maintain an efficient flow of the data used for not only the Primo Central Index, but also for other Ex Libris databases, such as the SFX® KnowledgeBase, and the MetaLib® KnowledgeBase.